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Pupils develop core skills in reading and writing. The Language course exposes pupils to a wide-range of texts, including non-fictional writing, poetry and prose.

They learn how to close read these texts and develop their analytical, evaluative and interpretative skills as they explore how they can formulate coherent essay responses in which they critique the style and content of the differing pieces.

Pupils also develop their skills in the production of imaginative writing, typically in the transactional mode (diaries, letters, magazine articles and speeches). The course helps pupils appreciate the importance of sophisticated communication styles.